By Garrett P. (Putman) Serviss

ISBN-10: 1426431635

ISBN-13: 9781426431630

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The chief tool of the acquisition group is the petition. These petitions are 65 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Policy Planning Office, mimeographed. , Tdkydto Gydzaisei Tantd Senmon Iin Jogenshu [A collection of the counsel of the Committee of Financial and Administrative Experts for Tokyo Prefecture] (December 1971). 67 See Chapter Two for a detailed discussion of these mechanisms. 66TokySto 22 INTRODUCTION most numerous and these groups are most active each December at budget time when the ministries and the Diet offices are flooded with both.

University of Michigan, 1979). 17 Daniel M. , Local Politics in Communist Countries (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1980). 18 Tarrow, Between Center and Periphery, p. 4. This is the best comparative linkage study to date. It uses comparisons of center-periphery linkage patterns as the independent variable in explaining difference in political representation and legitimacy in Italy and France. 6 INTRODUCTION which isolates one or another of the many linkages that unite local and extralocal political activity.

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POLICY 17 Table 1-1. A variety of questions immediately arises from this display. We must first consider whether the nodes of these interactions are local, inter­ mediary, national, or international in origin. Having determined their origin we must further ask: Where are these linkages directed? Upon what level(s) do they have an impact? Through what level(s) do they flow? , the origin and the target, are variable and thus require identification in the analysis of local-extralocal linkages.

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